Akira the Don is an independent Welsh raised rap artist who has been featured on numerous websites including Newgrounds and occasionally on the radio (e.g. Bethan and Huw, BBC Radio 1). He was formerly a member of an underground rap group called Crack Village, where his name was Adam Alphabet. His music covers a wide variety of subjects, most of which being serious ones, such as failed relationships (Cut You In The Face), losing a close friend (Patrick), abortion (Dead Babies), Christianity (1 2 3 4 5 6 7) and politics (Genocide Is Coming To The USA, One Bullet, and Clones).
He lists an eclectic selection of influences, including Ice Cube, Billy Bragg, Chris De Burgh, Morrissey (he claims himself to be 'The Rap Morrissey') and the Wu Tang Clan. His debut album When We Were Young (funded by Interscope) was produced by Danny Saber (U2, Black Grape) and James Brown (NIN, Ash) and Emile (50 Cent).
He was formerly signed to Interscope record label, but left when they decided his album was too politically sensitive to release - largely due to the track called "Thanks For All The AIDs". All his records thus far have been released through UK independent label Something In Construction.